Thanksgiving Roundup!

Happy Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family-friendly events and activities, festive crafts, fall recipes and more in our Thanksgiving Round-up! You'll even find Winter Break Camps in San Diego!

Quick links:  Crafts | Recipes 

Family Time - Fun Things To Do

We love this time of year—and when you see all the fun holiday activities offered this month (and next), you'll understand why. Prefer spending quality time at home? We have ideas for that, too!

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Family-Friendly Holiday Events and Winter Break Camps
(Check back soon for 2018 Holiday Events and Winter Camps)

Fall is here, time for healthy fall snacks.
Friendsgiving for Kids—fun recipes and crafts

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving—a celebration the kids will never forget!

After Thanksgiving
Dinner's Done, Now What? Ideas for Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun

Hopefully Thanksgiving will not pass without
you doing this one all-important thing:
Giving thanks.
Need some ideas on how to do it?

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How to Inspire Thankfulness in Kids

Family time activities during Thanksgiving
The Practice of Gratitude: 24 Ways to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Crafts

DIY crafts are a fun way for kids to show gratitude for loved ones and help decorate the Thanksgiving table. Here are some fun fall projects to get started:

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Thanksgiving Party Favors/Place Cards

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Thankful Jars

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Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Thanksgiving Table Toppers

Fall and Thanksgiving Recipes 

Try one of these recipes to complete your Thanksgiving meal or enjoy over the weekend:

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Mini Mason Jar Pies

Pumpkin Streusel Pie

Pumpkin Streusel Pie

PumplinRoll

Pumpkin Roll

Upside-down Apple Blackberry Cake

Apple Blackberry Upside-Down Cake

Tips for Perfect Pie Crust from Food Network Star, Melissa d'Arabian

Gobbling Good Recipes for the Holiday Season
Use leftover turkey to make Turkey Pot Pie.

Or, read 20 Things to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers.

Love pumpkin? Find Pumpkin Cornbread, Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Coffee Cake and much more in our round-up of Pumpkiny Goodness.

No time to bake? Here are 10 Places to Buy Your Holiday Pies.

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Update: November 2017

Apple Picking in San Diego

Apple Picking in San Diego

The arrival of Fall means San Diego families are planning an apple picking trip to nearby Julian. Known for delicious apple pies, Julian is home to many apple farms where visitors purchase and/or pick . . .

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Fun Fall Traditions in San Diego

Fun Fall Traditions in San Diego

Traditions create family closeness and make memories that last a lifetime. If your family doesn’t already have fall traditions, try some of these ideas—you’re sure to look forward to them each y . . .

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Halloween Round-up

Halloween Round-up

Find spooktacular events, creepy crafts, Halloween recipes, DIY costumes and more in our Halloween Round-Up! Are you hosting a Halloween party or crafting a clever costume this year? We’ve collec . . .

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Tips and Tricks for a Happy Halloween

Tips and Tricks for a Happy Halloween

There aren’t many holiday traditions that render children as giddy as Trick-or-Treating. None of the other thrills of Halloween—decorating the house, wearing a favorite costume, carving pumpkins . . .

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Corn Mazes in San Diego

Corn Mazes in San Diego

Don’t let the fall season pass you by without a visit to a straw or corn maze right here in San Diego. Be sure to go with a buddy so you don't get lost! Pumpkin Farms in Rancho Bernardo and Bonit . . .

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Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins

Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins

Ready to decorate for Halloween? The kids will love helping with these DIY no-carve pumpkin projects that minimize mess and maximize fun! Thank you to Deborah at www.SuperMoms360.com for sharing her i . . .

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DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

San Diego mom and business owner, Mary To-Saturnio, designs and makes amazing Halloween costumes for her family every year. Total cost for her game-themed costumes pictured below was less than $5. Pre . . .

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DIY Funko POP! Costume

DIY Funko POP! Costume

Looking for a creative Halloween costume to accommodate a stroller or wheelchair? Have fun designing and making a Funko POP! costume. Use everyday clothing to create a POP! character that fits your . . .

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DIY Lion Costume for Kids

DIY Lion Costume for Kids

Looking for Halloween costume ideas for kids?   Here's how to make an adorable Lion costume for your kid.  You just need some easy-to-use tools, a few materials, and your creativity . . .

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DIY Costume: Bubble Bath

DIY Costume: Bubble Bath

Transform your wagon into a cute bubble bath costume for squeaky clean fun on Halloween. It’s a perfect way to dress and transport two small kids while you trick-or-treat your way through the neighb . . .

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DIY Costume: Hot Air Balloon

DIY Costume: Hot Air Balloon

Why be a pilot for Halloween when you can pilot your own hot air balloon? This awesome DIY costume is sure to turn some heads at the neighborhood Halloween party. But be careful. You just might get ca . . .

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DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

There’s something fishy going on here! Craft your way to an adorable costume this Halloween with this DIY sushi roll. Your child will be the talk of the block when you go trick-or-treating!Materials . . .

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10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

San Diego has its share of haunted places. Some were born of tragedy or misfortune or discovered by psychics, while others are simply final resting places. So grab a camera, a few good friends and c . . .

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Is Your Child Ready for a Haunted House?

Is Your Child Ready for a Haunted House?

There’s no perfect age to start visiting haunted houses; it’s all about personality. Some kids simply aren’t ready for spooky stuff. Take my son, for instance. He says the garbage disposal is . . .

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